British travellers have "no problem" with airport security checks, report claims

British travellers have "no problem" with airport security checks, report claims

British people overwhelmingly support security checks at airports, a new report by HolidayExtras.com has claimed. Despite last week’s furore from British Airways chairman Martin Broughton criticising UK airports for “kow-towing” to the wishes of US security forces, nearly nine out of ten people said they had no problem with being body-searched and understood that it was important for security. In the poll, only a minority two per cent considered it an invasion of their privacy - a rather frisky one per cent even admitted looking forward to it. However, less than a fifth of those polled supported the increase in flight taxes announced by the Government last week. An arrivals/departure tax was thought to be a fairer idea by a third of respondents, but more than half said travellers shouldn’t be taxed at all. “It’s great that most people recognise the importance of security checks and aren’t nervous about them,” said Anthony Clarke-Cowell, HolidayExtras.com’s head of commercial. “As for the tax rises, it’s not a surprise that they’re unpopular. People are already struggling to make ends meet, so an extra

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